chicken sausage soup with spinach and farro in black bowl

Sausage Soup with Spinach and Farro

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x

This hearty and comforting soup recipe is good for you too! Made lighter with chicken sausage, this soup is loaded with vegetables and while grain, nutty farro!



  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 1/ cup diced carrot
  • 1 pound chicken sausage, removed from casings
  • 1 tablespoon chopped garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • 6 cups beef broth
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice
  • 9 ounces frozen spinach, thawed and drained
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3/4 cup farro


  1. Heat oil in a dutch oven or soup pot. Add onion and carrot and cook for 5-7 minutes until softened, stirring often.
  2. Add the chicken sausage to the pot and brown while breaking up into smaller pieces with a spoon. Once the sausage has browned through, add the garlic and stir to combine.
  3. Add the salt, pepper and fennel seed and then pour in the beef broth, stirring to scrape up the bottom of the pot.
  4. Next, add the diced tomatoes with juice and the bay leaves and bring the soup to a simmer. Once the soup is simmering, stir in the farro and spinach and then partially cover with a lid. Simmer the soup for 30 minutes, stirring in between so the farro doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pot.
  5. Taste the soup and adjust seasonings if needed and then serve with fresh black pepper and grated parmesan cheese.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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